Flexibility in the global workplace

Business leaders have identified that there are gains to be had from off-shoring existing jobs and re-skilling old workers, but Australian businesses are just not getting it.

Some Australian companies fall into the mindset of ‘us’ vs ‘them’ which may present itself as a point of conflict as businesses battle with high operating costs in Australia.

Through moving some jobs offshore, companies can make use of the skillsets in certain ‘hubs’ in the world where there is expertise in areas of human resources or customer service, for example.

One of the biggest hurdles for Australia now is the need to send some work offshore, while developing and nurturing an innovative and technologically driven economy here at home, especially post-mining boom.

Which begs the question, which jobs should you move overseas and which ones need to be created in order to usher in a new wave of innovation?

Click here for the full article on the Australian Business Review.